Super Cup: Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC will square up in the first semifinal of the Super Cup at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode at 7 pm IST on Friday. Except for their opening encounter against Sreenidi Deccan, Bengaluru have been pretty dominant against Roundglass Punjab and Kerala Blasters in the next two matches. Jamshedpur remain unbeaten in the group stage including a brilliant 3-0 victory over ISL champions ATK Mohun Bagan.
BFC lost the ISl final to ATKMB in penalty shootouts and would be eager to finish the season with a couple of trophies in their tally. They went back to Bengaluru and returned to Kozhikode on the eve of the semifinal. Coach Simon Grayson believes they are ready for the challenge against JFC.
⚔️ MATCHDAY ⚔️— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) April 21, 2023
The Men of Steel are all-set to battle it out against Bengaluru FC to earn a spot in the #HeroSuperCup finals and take one step closer towards glory 🔥👊
Wishing you the very best, lads! 💪 #JamKeKhelo #BFCJFC pic.twitter.com/8s5g5SH5bX
“I think we’ve got a welcome break in the last couple of days. It helped us to recharge our batteries a little bit, returning to Bengaluru and getting a few training sessions done as well. We’re ready to go again and look forward to the game on Friday.
“It’s another test, but it’s an opportunity for us to make our third final this season, which would be a fantastic achievement. It plays a part, both mentally and physically, that you’re ready.
For Jamshedpur, they had a disappointing Indian Super League having finished second last in the table and coach Adrian Boothroyd thinks this would be a good chance to make amends for their past mistakes.
ಬಾರಿಸು ಗೆಲುವಿನ ಡಿಂಡಿಮವಾ— BFC ಹುಡುಗರು (@BfcHudugaru) April 21, 2023
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐧, 𝐁𝐅𝐂 🔵#WeAreBFC #BFCJFC #HeroSuperCup pic.twitter.com/OGCjxG6dEA
“I’m very pleased with how the group stage went for us, but that is over now, and means nothing. We have been attacking a lot, and scoring goals, so the boys are quite enjoying the tournament.”